Want to hear a funny story? About 6 years ago I worked as a freelance stylist and through a connection from a dear friend, found myself styling for American Eagle and aerie. Eventually becoming the campaign stylist for multiple aerie shoots! Now, I have a full time blog where I get to collaborate with amazing brands and this is no exception. The #aerieREAL campaign is all about loving your REAL self, featuring campaign images that are not retouched. I’m proud that a company I worked for is doing such awesome things to support self-love and body positivity. They’ve recently showcased Emma Roberts in their campaign with no retouching and all my images above are also not retouched. I’ve never been a fan of highly edited images (though I will admit to removing scars and a pimple here and there). I think it’s an issue when images are so manipulated, they set unrealistic standards for what women should look like. We should love what we got and be proud of who we are and for that reason I heart the #aerieREAL campaign.
Thank you to aerie for partnering on this post.